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Friday, 21 June 2013

Recent Empties

HAPPPY FRIDAY!  Hope you all had a good week.  I'm sorry there wasn't a post yesterday but I have been so unorganised lately.  I really admire bloggers who are organised and schedule things in advance.   When I do a blog post, everything is there and then, need to sort my act out.   Ok, so I don't ramble on for too long, today is a 'Recent Empties' post and I rarely do these - in fact i'm not convinced I ever have?  This is due to the fact that I take so long to finish something or I put them in the empties box and forget about them.  
I try to put all my empties in a  box and when it gets reasonably full I can then do more of a substantial post.   These ex beauty boxes are ideal - do you do the same?  
So my empties are as follows:

Nivea Double Effect 48hr Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
This one is scented 'Violet Senses' and is my favourite of the range, has a sweet musk smell about it.   I particularly like the Nivea range, I have been using this brand for years and it keeps me fresh all day - no sweaty betty here. 

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Some people don't like primers, however I do - I think they provide a really excellent base for your foundation.  I am really fond of this Smashbox Primer and I probably will repurchase it at some point, but at the moment I am totally smitten with my Clarins Beauty Flash Balm.  

Urban Decay - All Nighter Setting Spray
I was given this as a sample to try a while ago when visiting  the new Urban Decay counter in my local Debenhams.  It is really good for making your make up last all day - it literally sticks to your face.  I used this up fairly quickly and I think I will buy the full size of this - unless you have any other recommendations for me?

Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream
This moisturiser is amazing and I have repurchased already.  This is actually the travel size I haveb featured - the full size comes in a tub.  Love it. You cannot go wrong with Clarins for skincare it is the best. 

Yardley English Rose Body Fragrance
I am no good describing scents, in fact I am pretty terrible at it so I will just say - it smells gorgeous.  I originally got one of these in a beauty box and have since repurchased it twice, will continue to do so.  I bought a replacement on Fragrance Direct which was mega cheap and then I noticed Boots stocked it too so bought some more. 

Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask
Is your skin feeling tired?  Are you feeling run down, stressed?  This mask makes you instantly feel a whole lot better.  As you massage the clay into your skin it heats up.  My skin benefits from this each time I use it (usually once a week) and the following morning my foundation sits really well.  I also use an exfoliating glove to gently remove dry skin cells, around once a week, as this really does make a difference to the appearance of your skin.  

YSL Loose Powder
I really loved this product, teamed with my Touch Eclat foundation I felt they worked well with each other, however, it is really expensive and I won't be repurchasing - my Rimmel powder does the same job for like 4 quid. 

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil - Whiskey
 This has been my most used eye pencil and the first i've ever worn right down - it does what it says, literally glides on.  I will be repurchasing this.  

What are your most recent empties?  I haven't got much time to link all these items but if you do want to know where to get them at good prices etc, just leave a comment and i'll find them for you.  You always get things cheaper if you hunt about.  

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  1. Great post I love the mineral mask it gives your face this really warm effect as it tightens I loved it :D not to pricey either just reminds me I should buy this again xx | Macadamia Oil Control Spray Giveaway ♥

  2. i think i need to try the urban decay spray. especially now that summer is here!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

  3. Ooh the warming mineral mask sounds great, I will check that out!

  4. I've heard so many good things about the Smashbox Primer! Def going to try it! xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

  5. I really need to try the UD seeing spray. I use those pencils and I just thought I'd say, you know you can sharpen them again right? :) unless it's a variation I don't know about haha

  6. I like the MUA fixing spray - I've never used another brand for this so I can't say how it compares but it does more than nothing. It may not compare at all but it's only £5 so might be worth a try?

  7. I really want to try the Smashbox primer, it looks like it is amazing! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  8. I've been looking for a pencil eyeliner for quite a long time. I might give that one a try. Do you have to sharpen it?

    Zoe // The Caribbean Flower

  9. I love the deodorant of Nivea.


  10. I really want to try the Urban Decay setting spray, blimey I have such a wish-list going on at the moment!

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  11. I always forget to save them and then think why did i chuck it away. I think i will use an empty beauty box like you good idea

    Carrieanne x

  12. Have you tried a sheet mask? They're loads more convenient than those cream masks and you don't have to wash the essence off so the product can sit on your skin :)

    Beauty by Tellie

  13. Great idea to keep all empties in a box. Also a huge fan of Clarin's skincare. Lovely wee blog and always nice to come across a fellow Scottish blogger. x

  14. Haha I know I don't post half as often as you do but I am exactly the same, I write whichever post I feel like writing that day, if I even have the time!
    Also I'm a big Nivea deodorant fan too :) smells so pretty but not too much!

    Holly Mixtures

  15. I love empties posts! I love the sound of the UD Glide on Pencils, a purchase I've always wanted to make!

    Emma | World of dilEMMA


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